Servania, Villanueva flying to Dubai today

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Saturday, August 30, 2014


NEGRENSE boxing undefeated champions Genesis “Azukal” Servania of Bacolod and “King” Arthur Villanueva of Bago are scheduled to fly to Dubai today for ALA Promotions’ first overseas boxing campaign – the “Pinoy Pride 27: Duel in Dubai” on September 5 at the Dubai International Convention Center.

The Barangay Punta Taytay native Servania (24-0, 10KOs) is the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) Intercontinental super bantamweight champion and WBO Asia Pacific “Fighter of the Year.”

He will defend his title in the main event against a former two-time world title challenger Jose “Matador” Cabrera (22-4, 10KOs) of Mexico.

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WBO International super flyweight champion Villanueva (25-0, 14KOs) will fight against Nicaraguan Henry “El Crespo” Maldonado (18-3, 13KOs) for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight title.

Also included in the supporting main event is Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista (35-3, 25KOs) against Mexican Juan Jose “Piquet” Martinez (19-1, 15KOs) in a non-title 10-round bout.

Joining the Filipino boxers are ALA Stable coaches Villamor siblings, Edmund and Edito, with Michael Domingo. (HGD)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 30, 2014.

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